Dakota Corps Scholarship
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|Provided by:||South Dakota Board of Regents|
|Amount:||Varies What's this|
|The amount being offered varies for each individual based on different criteria and qualifications. Once approved, your amount will be given by the scholarship provider. Don't waste any time, and sign up today to apply!|
|Governor Rounds created the Dakota Corps Scholarship for high school and college students in South Dakota to provide full tuition and generally-applicable fees to selected qualified applicants in critical need occupations. These scholarships are supported through private funds. The Department of Labor will designate shortage occupations from time to time. The current critical need occupations are: •Teaching K-12 music, special education, or foreign language in a public, private, or parochial school. •Teaching high school math or science in a public, private, or parochial school. •Working as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, or in another allied health care field.|
|Qualified Applicants Must: Graduate from an accredited South Dakota high school with a Grade Point Average (GPA of) 2.8 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Home schooled students will be allowed to provide supplemental information if this requirement is not applicable. Have a composite ACT score of 24 or greater (or the SAT equivalent). Agree, in writing, to stay in South Dakota and work in a critical need occupation after graduation for as many years as the scholarship was received, plus one year. Apply for the Dakota Corps Scholarship for a school period that begins within one year of high school graduation, or within one year of release from active duty of an active component of the armed forces. Attend a participating South Dakota college as an undergraduate student in a program that will prepare the student to work in a critical need occupation. Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national. Among those that qualify, recipients will be chosen based on GPA, test scores, activities, honors, community service, and a written essay. Not all eligible applicants will be selected for a scholarship. From the total pool of applicants, a limited number of recipients will be selected. Also, some South Dakota colleges may limit the number of scholarship recipients they accept, or not participate at all.|
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